So when Tuesday comes along, I opened my Mac and the screen was just blank. So I did a hard power reset and it seem to then come back. It looked like I was able to log in, but then it would just get stuck on this screen:
So my Mac has officially died at #IBMConnectED . At least it wasn't on Monday !! Blogs will have to wait... pic.twitter.com/dFHOmePqdJ
— Luis Benitez (@lbenitez) January 28, 2015
I frantically started to search the forums and nothing that they suggested helped. Then all of a sudden... "did I just lose all my IBM ConnectED 2015 demos, presentations, content, etc???"
I open the IBM Connections mobile app on my iPad with slim hopes. To my surprise, however, all my content was there just fine because all my work was happening in the IBM Connection sync folder. Success !
I ended taking it to the Apple Store last week while in Austin. The Apple Genius ended up wiping my disk clean and resetting and said it was an issue with File Vault and Yosemite. Once back home, I restored from Time Machine and did notice I lost 2 files that for some reason I hadn't stored in my IBM Connections sync folder. But that was a lesson learned... from now on, all my work is going to the IBM Connections sync folder, especially given I have 1 TB of space to store files in the cloud.